3 pieces of advice on implementing legal software in a legal department.
3 pieces of advice on implementing legal software in a legal department.
Slaughters’ extensive training programme has meant this year’s leavers have been replaced tout de suite.
Clyde & Co has distanced itself from the latest challenge to a US arrest warrant secured in relation to the 1Malaysia Development (1MDB) scandal, after transferring funds held in an escrow account to the courts. The firm is said to have confirmed its “neutrality” over PetroSaudi’s recent application for an interim order, which reiterated the […]
How is your on-screen persona these days? Are you a smouldering presence captivating your audience, or has your video craft regressed, leaving you stranded like an unflattering screen shot frozen mid sentence by a poor internet connection? Here to breathe colour into those pasty February complexions and rejuvenate the Zoom fatigued are some tips to […]
US firm Katten Muchin has dug deep into its entertainment budget to host client drinks with podcast royalty Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart, of the hit show The Rest Is Politics. They are understood to be able to charge tens of thousands for private appearances. The duo’s show is regularly on top of the charts […]
Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have elected new leadership for the firm, ahead of the merger’s completion in May. A&O’s Khalid Garousha, who has been serving as managing partner since Gareth Price’s exit last summer, has been voted in as senior partner. He was formerly its regional head of the Middle East and […]
Dentons has secured a triumph for Marks & Spencer, safeguarding the retailer’s plans for its flagship store on Oxford Street. In a judgment handed down this morning, Mrs Justice Lieven ruled in favour of the supermarket on five of the six grounds it had brought against the Secretary of State (SoS) for Levelling Up, Housing […]
Hg Capital has hired its new general counsel from Paul Hastings, ahead of the departure of longstanding legal chief Andrew Jessop. Samantha McGonigle is to take on the top legal job at Hg, having joined Paul Hastings less than a year ago. A member of its private equity group, McGonigle started her career at Lovells, […]
Akin’s London revenue rose by 25 per cent over 2023, representing a bounce-back for the firm after turnover dropped the previous year. Over 2022, Akin reported a 6 per cent drop in its topline over what chairman Kim Koopersmith then described as a “year of investment”. The firm’s revenue had piqued in 2021 at $150m, […]
This report contains: a look at the profitability and growth of Quinn Emanuel’s London office since its opening in 2008 an analysis of Quinn’s bench strength and how it weighs up against competitors an overview of Quinn’s practice in London
This report contains: The Lawyer‘s new global elite index which ranks firms on four key financial metrics analysis of the magic circle firms’ growth trajectories in the US insights from industry experts on firms poised for global dominance in the next decade detailed analysis of the magic circles practice area performance using data from The […]
This report contains: An overview of judgements heard at a selection of courts in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong during 2023.
This report contains: An overview of claims heard at a selection of courts in the UK during 2023
This report contains: An overview of judgements heard at a selection of courts in the UK during 2023
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The magic circle has a secret weapon, and that is breadth. And the UK leaders’ multiple, richly-staffed practice areas are starting to give them a helpful differentiation within the global elite. Megawatt firms such as Kirkland & Ellis, Paul Weiss or Simpson Thacher primarily operate in the vertical of asset management and private capital, a […]
Staying relevant is an unrelenting pressure among the mid-tier firms. Sustained growth is the preferred method for easing that pressure; the method for achieving growth, however, varies. For an example of how that looks in practice, look at the rising revenues being produced by the West Country duo, Foot Anstey and Clarke Willmott. This pair […]
Over the past year, Allen & Overy (A&O) has been getting ship-shape in readiness to merge with Shearman. A tie-up with a US firm might mean disgruntlement in London, though indicative data from Atlas by Codex Edge shows that exits remained steady during this potentially disruptive time. Over 100 lawyers left A&O’s London office over […]
Disputes lawyers are back in fashion, yet being a litigator can hinder a lawyer’s partnership prospects. Corporate lawyers are more likely to switch firms than their litigator friends, and they are rewarded for that by being made up to partner at a much faster rate, analysis from The Lawyer Practice Analysis shows. The snapshot view […]
Top of the priority list for Pinsent Masons’ new managing partner, Laura Cameron, will be a plan to reinvigorate growth. Last year’s firmwide revenue rise of 14 per cent disguises a longer-term growth malaise that is eroding the UK partnership ranks. Pinsents is facing a competition squeeze from peers that are ramping up international growth […]
The president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, has today succeeded in the “tuna bonds” satellite litigation that sought to join the president as a defendant in the main case. The main trial in the mammoth Tuna Bonds litigation wrapped up in December. The case revolves around allegations that, in order to be awarded lucrative contracts in […]
The new episode of The Lawyer Podcast is out now. Last week The Lawyer reported that claimant firm Pogust Goodhead could pay its newly qualified associates up to £2m (if it wins its cases), making them by far and away the highest paid in the country. Yet although Pogust Goodhead is offering more money than anyone else, […]
Payment platform Zilch has recruited its new general counsel from Revolut. Amy Sandys will assume her first general counsel role at Zilch, after working as head of legal, corporate, at the banking app company. The new general counsel will take over from Natalie Salunke, who left the business in January 2024. Salunke joined Zilch in […]
Pinsent Masons’ head of its London office is leaving after four years to join DLA Piper’s London corporate crime and investigations (CCI) team. Before joining Pinsents at the beginning of 2020, Sackey spent almost 13 years at HMRC in senior positions including deputy director of offshore, corporate, and wealthy investigations, and deputy director of criminal […]
Hogan Lovells, Clyde & Co and Clifford Chance have the most environmentally polluting websites among UK law firms, data provided to The Lawyer has found. According to data from Website Carbon and compiled by TBD Marketing, Hogan Lovells is at the bottom of the list with its website generating 1,728.52 kg of CO2 per year. […]
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